Umar Ali

Umar Ali is Verdict's specialist writer covering the offshore oil and gas industry.

All articles by Umar Ali

  1. Anadarko sanctions Mozambique LNG project

    US hydrocarbon exploration company Anadarko has made a final investment decision (FID) on the Area 1 project offshore Mozambique. The…
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    19 Jun
  2. Greenpeace forces BP North Sea rig to make U-turn

    A BP-owned oil rig bound for the North Sea has been forced to make its second U-turn in 48 hours…
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    18 Jun
  3. Montara oil spill class action trial launches in Australian court

    Indonesian seaweed farmers are set to seek more than AUD200m ($137m) from Thailand’s national petroleum exploration and production company PTTEP…
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    17 Jun
  4. Tensions and oil prices rise after attacks on tankers in Gulf of Oman

    Oil prices have risen following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, on 13 June. The Norwegian…
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    14 Jun
  5. Trump administration sued for rolling back offshore safety regulations

    A coalition of ten environmental groups is suing the Trump administration for rolling back offshore safety regulations in the US….
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    13 Jun
  6. Equinor to disclose CO₂ storage data from Sleipner field

    Norwegian energy company Equinor announced plans with its partners to disclose datasets from the Sleipner offshore carbon capture and storage…
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    12 Jun
  7. “An ongoing tragedy”: the effects of oil spills

    While safety is a priority for oil and gas companies, spills do happen and can have potentially devastating effects on…
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    12 Jun
  8. Shell ships first LNG cargo from Prelude FLNG

    Royal Dutch Shell has carried out the first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its Prelude floating natural gas…
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    11 Jun
  9. Greenpeace activists board BP oil rig bound for North Sea

    Greenpeace activists have boarded a BP oil rig bound for the North Sea to protest against the company’s plans to…
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    10 Jun
  10. Lukoil enters Republic of Congo project for $800m

    Russian oil and gas company Lukoil has acquired a 25% interest in the Marine XII licence offshore the Republic of…
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    7 Jun
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